Gladiator 2 is still happening, but some intriguing new details about the film have been revealed.
Last year, it was announced that Ridley Scott was set to direct a follow-up to his 2000 historical epic, adapting a script written by Peter Craig whose next film is the forthcoming Top Gun sequel.
“We’re working with Ridley,” MacDonald said. ”That’s one we wouldn’t touch unless we felt in a way to do it was legitimate. We’re working with an amazing writer as well - Peter Craig.”
Parkes continued: “It picks up the story 30 years later… 25 years later.”
This would corroborate earlier reports that the story will focus on Lucius, the son of Lucilla and nephew of Commodus, characters played by Connie Nielsen and Joaquin Phoenix in the original.
In recent years, Scott has returned to his Alien franchise, directing Prometheus in 2012 and Alien: Covenant in 2017, His most recent film, All the Money in the World, came out January 2018.
Singer Nick Cave once wrote his own time-travel sequel to Gladiator which would have seen the Roman gods resurrect Russell Crowe’s character, Maximus Decimus Meridius, to fight against the persecution of Christians.
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